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proh hi buh tiv

  • s  tending to discourage (especially of prices)
    the price was prohibitive

  • On the eve of the election, polls anointed him a prohibitive favorite.
  • All of the usual caveats apply: the process is experimental, the cloaking is fantastically fragile, the costs would be prohibitive for anything remotely approaching practical use.
  • And while the cost is still prohibitive for most folks, some of the safety concerns and technical hurdles have been alleviated.
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  • 3Cheers Revolutionizes Online Rewards and Recognition
    For effective reward and recognition programs, delivering impactful rewards can be cost-prohibitive – and many companies are asking: “How can we get the most bang for our buck?” In
    June 12, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
  • US Open Odds 2013: Expert Outlook for Tiger Woods and More
    The 2013 U.S. Open is set to tee off in just two days, and Tiger Woods will enter the tournament as the prohibitive favorite to walk away the winner at Merion Golf Club.  His favored status among oddsmakers should be no surprise. He is ranked as the No. 1 player in the world and has four wins in eight events played on the season after all.  However, he won't win without a challenge. There are ...
    June 11, 2013 - Bleacher Report

  • Barack Obama in FOXNews
    Senator Clinton, I think, has to be the prohibitive favorite going in given her name recognition, but we've been steadily chipping away,said Obama, seeking to downplay expectations.
  • Patrick Walker in TechNewsWorld
    The costs are simply prohibitive for us,Patrick Walker, director of video partnerships at YouTube, wrote in the official YouTube blog. "Under PRS' proposed terms, we would lose significant amounts of money with every playback."
  • Allen Doyle in International Herald Tribune
    It does not become so humdrum that five guys show up and they're the prohibitive favorites and maybe no one comes out to watch any more,Doyle said.

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